Napoli Player Ratings Vs Milan: Politano And Raspadori Stunners Save the Day

It was a story of two halves between Napoli and Milan at the Maradona Stadium. Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first period against the disarray home side. Nevertheless, the Partenopei displayed the champions’ character by pulling off a comeback in the second period to rescue a point and avoid an untimely defeat. So here are our player ratings for Napoli who came away with a 2-2 draw from their exciting showdown against Milan.

Napoli (4-3-3)

Alex Meret – 5.5

One would argue that the Italian shot-stopper should have done better to deny Giroud on the first goal, but the power took it past him. He was left hapless on the second goal.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 6.5

The Napoli captain had a tough task ahead of him in the shape of Rafael Leao. Despite getting booked for a foul on the Portuguese in the second half, it was still a relatively solid showing considering the circumstances. Provided the assist for Politano’s goal.

Amir Rrahmani – 4

A nightmarish outing from the former Verona defender who completely succumbed to the strength and craftiness of Giroud who beat him twice in the air. Vacated his post at half-time.

Natan – 5

The Brazilian was certainly an upgrade on his defensive partner but eventually ended his night on a low note after receiving his marching orders for a second booking.

Mario Rui – 5

A disappointing performance from the Portuguese who didn’t offer much in either phase. Rudi Garcia decided to haul him off in favor of Olivera at the interval.

Eljif Elmas – 5

The North Macedonian received a rare starting berth but failed to make the most of it. Ran all over the pitch but without making any meaningful contribution. Left the pitch after 45 disappointing minutes.

Stanislav Lobotka – 6

Even when Napoli were being overrun in the first half, the Slovakian kept his composure and did his best to bring the ball out of his area with his incredible vision and sublime passing.

Piotr Zielinski – 6

The Pole was one of several Napoli players who vastly improved after the break. Often went for the long ball, trying to pick up his teammates on the flank, and found mild success in his attempts.

Matteo Politano – 7

The former Sassuolo man wasted a glorious chance in the first half but scored a wonderful goal after the break to revive the Partenopei. Set the right flank ablaze at times.

Giacomo Raspadori – 6.5

The Euro 2020 winner hardly had a sniff at the ball in the first half, finding himself isolated from the rest of his Napoli teammates. Nevertheless, he delivered a splendid free kick to secure a point for his side.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 6

The Georgian couldn’t always skip past Davide Calabria, but still caused danger from the left on several occasions. He’ll be rueing his missed chance which was the last kick of the match.

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Mathias Olivera – 6

The Uruguayan was certainly an upgrade on Mario Rui. Trotted up and down the left flank to offer his support to Kvara.

Leo Ostigard – 6.5

A solid display at the back from the Norwegian who kept Giroud and Luka Jovic at bay following his introduction. He surely made a strong case for a starting place next weekend.

Giovanni Simeone – 6

The Argentine striker never had a crack at goal but still worked extremely hard for the case.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 5.5

The Cameroonian didn’t look to be at his sharpest self, but Napoli fans are certainly delighted with his return from injury.

Alessandro Zanoli – N/A

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